Excessive College Soccer: Coulee Area Effectively Represented in WFCA All-Area Groups | Put together soccer
Central junior quarterback Mason Herlitzke rushes to the edge and passes the ball during a game against Eau Claire Memorial last season.
NATE BEIER For the grandstand
The Coulee Region high school soccer teams were well represented on the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association’s All-Region Teams for the Alternate Season, which was released Monday morning.
Central Junior Mason Herlitzke was one of 10 quarterbacks selected, while RiverHawks Senior Jackson Servias received a spot on the offensive line.
Herlitzke was responsible for about 75% of Central’s crimes; In his first year under the middle, he completed 62% of his passes for 803 yards and nine touchdowns, while adding 647 yards and 11 touchdowns on the ground.
Holmen had three choices: senior linebacker Sam Barnett, senior defensive back Mason Hammes and senior tight end Connor Weis. Barnett led the Vikings with 62 tackles – more than double the team’s runner-up tackle – and Holmen allowed less than 20 points per game.
Bangor Junior Mathieu Oesterle and Senior Devon Mathison got places in the return and offensive line, while senior teammates Hayden Lyga and Ethan Hemmersbach were selected in the linebacker and defensive line, respectively.
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The Cardinals averaged 41.5 points per game while averaging 221.6 yards per game. Oesterle led this quick attack with 91.7 yards per game and eight quick touchdowns. Lyga led the team with 67 tackles, and Hemmersbach was also a key member of a defense that had three failures and allowed only 6.7 points per game.